PAVMs are among the rarer AVMs, so few of us will be able to share our experience. There are a number of people in the @PulmonaryHeartHHT group who may have had advice on what to do / not do post embolization. I hope a few of them will chime in.
As Min says, do talk to your doctor about these things. We can’t give medical advice, only share what we have been told.
In general terms, the idea of embolising the AVM is that it blocks off the naughty connections from artery to vein and so should remove your risk of a bleed, or bring it down to the same risk that any normal person has. The coils, etc should stay in place and the idea is to resume life as normal.
My experience reading through the pages of this forum is that if an AVM is not 100% closed off, they can resume, so it would be good to know from your doc that he/she has closed off 100% of the AVM or only been able to reduce your risk of a bleed, rather than obliterate it. Since you’ve only had your embolization a week or so, they will have a view but they will probably want to re-examine you in a couple of months, or 6 months (depending on the doctor’s preference) to check that all is nicely closed.
I think the overall idea is that you will be able to go back to life as normal and forget that you had an issue.
In regard to the antibiotics, talk to the doc and make sure you understand when / why / if the antibiotics are important.
In regard to scuba diving and sky diving, I would avoid for the moment, until you’ve had a re-scan and you agree with the doctor that the embo is 100%
I don’t know how long term embolisations are for PAVMs. Mine was a brain embolization and my doc said “resume life as normal” but I can see that extremity and facial embolisations seem rarely permanent. My own personal theory is that in the skull, there are no / few moving parts to disturb the embolism material whereas in an arm or leg or hand or face, there are lots of moving parts. Hence, I don’t know how susceptible a PAVM is to anything like that. As I say, that theory about movement is entirely in my head (not something I’ve read) but it does seem to me that extremity and facial AVMs are ridiculously difficult to fix and fix permanently. PAVMs I don’t know.
Talk to the doc and I hope some PAVMers will also offer their experience.
Very best wishes